Howard Stern Says Donald Trump’s Wall Gives Morons Something To Get Behind
Howard Stern on Donald Trump’s proposed southern border wall:
“The wall’s a problem because it’s a waste of money, even Donald knows that. You gotta know Donald a bit to understand what’s going on here. The wall’s a simplistic answer to our problems with immigration. It’s something that, you know, morons can get behind because they’re like, ‘Oh, yeah, if you build a wall no one can get over it.’ But it’s not that simple.”
Stern said Trump’s demand of $5.7 billion in funding for the wall — a wall he originally said Mexico would pay for — wouldn’t even cover the cost of the proposed wall.
“You’re talking about building a massive wall across this country on the southern border. It’s a tremendous amount of property and a tremendous amount of area to cover. You’re not going to get a whole wall for $5 billion. If you really want a wall, it’s probably going to cost you some trillions of dollars.”
He said Trump isn’t being “straight up” with Americans. Stern said he should have come on and said, “‘Fuck this, I’m not going to bullshit you guys. I want $20 billion.”
While Stern admitted that he’s “all about keeping fucking illegal aliens out because it’s fucking not fair — it’s not fair to people who apply legally,” he added, “At the same point, you can’t be hypocritical and be hiring illegal aliens,” referring to undocumented immigrants reportedly working at Trump’s golf resort in New Jersey.
On drugs coming “into our ports” versus just the southern border, Stern said Trump’s shutdown over not getting his wall is making security in the country even weaker.
“Right now we don’t even have air traffic controllers being paid,” Stern pointed out. “Talk about a lack of security. If I’m a terrorist, I’m coming in now. I bet you they’re flooding in while this government shutdown is going on.”
He continued, “even Donald’s not into this wall. It’s just he’s embarrassed because he can’t get it, and Rush Limbaugh shamed him,” he said, adding, “The whole concept of the wall got him elected. A lot of people could wrap their brain around it. But the wall ain’t going to solve s***. And it’s going to cost a fortune. Come on, it’s nonsense. It’s just nonsense.”
Stern also also critical of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s on-camera rebuttal to Trump’s debut address. The shock jock said they looked like “vampires” onscreen and “need media training.” He called their use of a teleprompter “a drag,” saying, “Just talk from the heart.” He said he hopes they watch their performance back and are “mortified” over it.